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Feedjit has been showing Microsoft’s search.live.com moving through my site one word search at a time.  It makes me nervous.

For the first time ever I’ve had a Logitech mouse die.  The plastic “spring” on the main button is becoming useless and I’ve had to buy a new one.  My Mother still uses my original “wedge” LT mouse for Windows 3.11 on her system.

WordPress has a new version out and they are nagging about up-grading.  I’ll do it at some point.

NTodd of Dohiyi Mir drove from Oregon back to Vermont, at the same time Keith of Invisible Library was driving from Savannah to Salem, Oregon.  They would have passed on the road.  I doubt anyone wants to go from Vermont to Georgia.

Steve Bates at Yellow Doggerel Something gets called for jury duty more often than anyone I’ve ever known.

I must be one of the last people in Northwest Florida with a landline telephone because I get called for polls several times a month.


1 Steve Bates { 07.17.08 at 2:28 am }

It’s true: I get called for jury duty about once a year, or sometimes twice in three years… two to three times as often as the typical Harris County resident. Thanks to Harris County’s aggressive prosecutors (including the one just forced to resign because he was emailing racist jokes), we have more prosecutions (mostly drug cases) than any other county in the nation, so they need a lot of jurors. At least most Americans still have the option of jury trials, though that may change after the Fourth Circuit’s recent ruling about who may be declared an enemy combatant.

There’s a particular model of Microsoft optical mouse (with a cord; I don’t like cordless) that I use whenever possible. It eventually wears out after three or four years, but I really like the response while it lasts. Logitech mice tend to manifest their handedness more strongly than Microsoft; as a switch-mouser, I really feel the difference. Which reminds me… I need to buy one now for use with the laptop.

2 Kryten42 { 07.17.08 at 10:25 am }

Here Bryan… Have a laugh… Jib Jab have a new vid up. I was PMSL! 😀

Time for Some Campaignin’

Been watching Jib Jab’s vids for years! Usually so right on the money! 🙂

Have fun! 😀

3 Kryten42 { 07.17.08 at 10:33 am }

One more before I hit the sack. 😉

One of my fave’s from 2006. Puts things into perspective. Nice summation at the end. 😉

Nuckin’ Futs! – Best of 2006!

Cheers, and G’night! 🙂

4 Bryan { 07.17.08 at 3:18 pm }

I bought an LX3 optical corded and it is symmetrical, so I don’t have a problem using it left-handed.

I’ve been up for jury duty twice in 15 years.

JibJab is an acquired taste, or lack of taste, depending on your point of view. There’s something about the videos that is annoying and I’m not sure what. It may be the animation isn’t as polished as the words, or the sync is slightly off. The words are funny, but the whole is somehow irritating to me. I don’t watch regular television, so I may have been left behind in video appreciation.

5 Kryten42 { 07.17.08 at 7:52 pm }

I think one of the reasons they annoy is because the satire is like a needle, and it’s intended to annoy. I saw an interview with the two guys who started it years ago, and one of the things they were accused of was that the satire was too obvious. They said that as as they were aiming at mainstream America, subtlety would be wasted. LOL Sadly, I think that’s true. They have a knack for taking whatever current(s) event they are lampooning, condensing them to a point, and jabbing people with it. And they go after both sides, and have for years. One of their first clips, ‘Our Land’ was a solid jab at both Bush and Kerry and with good reason. Sure, they could easily make it all more polished, especially now that they have had years of practice, but I doubt they want to, or should.

Some people accuse The Daily Show for being crude and unpolished, and at times it is. 🙂 It depends on what target Jon is aiming at. 😉

I still *enjoy* it, even if it makes me wince occasionally. 😉

6 Bryan { 07.17.08 at 8:19 pm }

It’s not the satire, as I said, the audio is fine and funny. There is just something about the visual presentation that I find distracting from the point being made.

I have the same reaction to Joe Cocker.